Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953)

1953

Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953)

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<Only look into the Indian Settlements near us -- See there the Poor Wretches! And where for want of due Instruction, the most Savage Dispositions and detestable Practises contrary to the Principles of Humanity as well as of Religion, are transmitted down from one Wretched Generation of Creatures to another -- Ane who for want of Knowledge are, in many Respects but one degree removed from the Brute Creation! Would we wish to see any of our own Complexion, Descendants of Freeborn Britons in such a State of Barbarism and Degeneracy? -- And yet We began to be almost on the borders of it. Behold on ev'ry one of these Rivers, What Number of Idle, profligate, audacious Vagabonds! Lewd, impudent, abandon'd Prostitutes Gamblers Gamesters of all Sorts -- Horse Theives Cattle Stealers, Hog Stealers -- Branders and Markers Hunters going Naked as Indians. Women hardly more so. All in-a-manner useless to Society, but very pernicious in propagating Vice, Beggary, and Theft -- Still more pernicious as We have frequently found, when United in Gangs and Combinations -- Such bold and dangerous Offenders as contemn all Order and Decency -- broke ev'ry Prison almost in America Whipp'd in ev'ry Province -- and now set down here as Birds of Prey to live on the Industrious and Painstaking, Wretches who have defy'd all Authority, and defeated the Laws of ev'ry Country.> Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953):121

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1953

Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953)

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The backcountry people <follow Hunting -- Shooting -- Racing -- Drinking -- Gaming, and ev'ry Species of Wickedness. Their Lives are only one continual Scene of Depravity of Manners, and Reproach to the country; being more abandoned to Sensuality, and more Rude in Manners than the Poor Savages aroundl Us: They will learn no Trade or Mechanic Arts whereby to obtain an honest Livlihood, or practise them. But range the Country with their Horse and Gun, without Home or Habitation: All Persons, All places, All Women being alike to them.> Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953):226.

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